Remodeling realities

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: BathInteriorKitchen

By Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Homeowners have big dreams for their remodeling and renovating projects. But things aren’t always what they appear to be. Here are four things that can help you alleviate some of the headache by knowing what to expect.


• It may take longer than you think. Rui Construction Inc. and Building Supply’s sales representative John Xie explained, “Sometimes it takes a little bit longer than expected due to the materials customers purchase. Special ordering or any sudden change in material ordering, such as special ordering a window, for example, may take a few months to come in.”

• You might have to move your things. Xie said this all depends on what part of the house you’re working on. “Sometimes you may be required to move everything out before the project starts. At the same time, if you’re working on the living room and your kitchen is connected, our company will seal off the kitchen to prevent dust from getting inside.”

• It probably won’t look exactly the way you envisioned it. Customers often start a project with a specific vision for their home in mind. But layout, house size and lighting can change the look. “Sometimes it will turn out different than expected,” said Xie. But he said that can be a good thing since their contractors can advise customers what’s best for their specific space.

• Your happiness depends on the company you choose to work with. There’s no doubt that renovating and remodeling your home can be a stressful endeavor. But a good company can work with you to give you advice, suggestions and make the process less overwhelming. Xie said, “Our customers can expect us to give advice and work with them to make sure they are satisfied. We continually work until the job is done, and because of this, our customers are often surprised that it takes us less time than estimated. We give them more to what they expect. Our customers always are thrilled by the speed and quality of work we give to them.”

RUI CONSTRUCTION INC. & BUILDING SUPPLY
contact // 848-8820 • 351-3018
address // 155 Sand Island Access Road